Birkbeck Institute of Lifelong Learning Conference
Tuesday, 06 June 2006
Karen Evans speaker at the Birkbeck Institute of Lifelong Learning Conference on Work-Based Learning, London
6th June 2006
Call for Proposals
Wednesday, 10 May 2006
The WLE Centre wishes to invite original proposals from existing Institute of Education staff across the entire range of work-based activities, be it research-orientated, conceptual or course-based. Colleagues interested in working with the Centre may submit applications for the second round of internal secondments either for short-term projects of up to ten days or longer term projects of 0.1fte or 0.2fte for the academic year 2006-07.
WLE Centre for Excellence WLE Centre - 4th floor (ground floor) next to main reception Official Opening 10th May 2006 4.30-7.00 pm
Professor Geoff Whitty (Director of the Institute of Education) Professor Karen Evans (Co-Director WLE Centre): Rationale and scope of the WLE Centre
Professor Paul Ramsden (Higher Education Academy) Shelly Thake (Logica CMG)
Dr Norbert Pachler (Co-Director WLE Centre): The WLE Centre: activities & projects
IoE staff contributions: Dave Vout (User Support Group Manager): The WLE Centre facilities Tim Neumann (Learning Technologies Unit): The WLE Centrewebsite Bob Ferguson (Course Leader MA Media): The WLE Centre & staffdevelopment
Re-theorising the recognition of prior learning
Wednesday, 12 April 2006
The recognition of prior learning is an educational response to the need to widen participation in education and training for economic advancement and social inclusion. This book challenges the orthodoxy of experiential learning and introduces different theoretical resources to RPL and drawing on experiences of RPL in the UK, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Canada and the USA. The book provides re-conceptualisations of the relational terrain between adult experience and learning and specialist or academic knowledge.